The Day After Tomorrow

(2004)

What if we are on the brink of a new Ice Age? This is the question that haunts climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid). Hall’s research indicates that global warming could trigger an abrupt and catastrophic shift in the planet’s climate. The ice cores that he’s drilled in Antarctica show that it happened before, ten thousand years ago. And now he’s warning officials that it could happen again if they don’t act soon. But his warning comes too late.

It all begins when Hall witnesses a piece of ice the size of Rhode Island break off the Antarctic Ice Shelf. Then a series of increasingly severe weather events start to unfold around the globe: hail the size of grapefruit batters Tokyo, record-breaking hurricane winds pound Hawaii; snow falls in New Delhi, and then a devastating series of tornadoes whips through Los Angeles.

A phone call from a colleague in Scotland, Professor Rapson (Ian Holm), confirms Jack’s worst fears: these intense weather events are symptoms of a massive global change. Melting polar caps has poured too much fresh water into the oceans and disrupted the currents that stabilize our climate system. Global warming has pushed the planet over the edge and into a new Ice Age. And it all will happen during one global super storm.

While Jack warns the White House of the impending climate shift, his 17 year-old son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) finds himself trapped in New York City where he and some friends have been competing in a high school academic competition. He must now cope with the severe flooding and plummeting temperatures in Manhattan. Having taken refuge inside the Manhattan Public Library, Sam manages to reach his father by phone. Jack only has time for one warning: stay inside at all costs.

As full-scale, massive evacuations to the south begin, Jack heads north to New York City to save Sam. But not even Jack is prepared for what is about to happen – to him, to his son, and to his planet.

‘The Day After Tomorrow’ sells 2.6 million units

The Day After Tomorrow: According to The Hollywood Reporter, director Roland Emmerich's The Day After Tomorrow sold 2.6 million combined DVD and VHS units nationwide Tuesday, generating $47 million in consumer spending during its first day in release, executives at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment said.

The actioner, starring Dennis Quaid, generated about $72 million in global consumer spending Tuesday, taking into account sales from North America, Japan, Germany, Australia, Spain and Korea, Fox executives said. That global Day 1 cume does not include the United Kingdom, France or Italy, where the video has yet to be released.

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Movie Picture When global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. Now, climatologist Jack Hall (Dennis Quaid), his son Sam (Jake Gyllenhaal) and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than any they’ve ever encountered: Mother Nature!

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‘The Day After Tomorrow’ comes to DVD October 5th

The Day After Tomorrow: According to Variety, Fox will unleash the homevid version of The Day After Tomorrow on Oct. 5. Studio's fall DVD slate should be large and unusually flush with big hits, including DodgeBall, Alien vs. Predator, I, Robot and Garfield the Movie.

Fox has already announced The Passion of the Christ for Aug. 31 and the DVD debut of The Star Wars Trilogy for Sept. 21.

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‘Shrek 2’ holds the top box office spot while ‘The Day After’ comes in second

In the limited-release world, MGM's United Artists banner did better with the high school satire Saved! The film, starring Jena Malone, Mandy Moore and Macaulay Culkin, sold $328,000 worth of tickets from 20 theaters in five markets. It expands next month.

The Day After Tomorrow was released May 28th, 2004.

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5 new exclusive images from ‘The Day After Tomorrow’!

The Day After Tomorrow: 20th Century Fox has provided us with 5 new exclusive images from the upcoming apocalypse, The Day After Tomorrow!

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10 Minute preview of ‘The Day After Tomorrow’ tonight!

Movie PictureThe Day After Tomorrow: Fox is unleashing an exclusive 10 minute preview of their upcoming natural disaster flick, The Day After Tomorrow, tonight on Fox television, right before 'American Idol'.

The film hitting theaters on May 28th stars Dennis Quaid, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ian Holm, Emmy Rossum, and Sela Ward.

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Tons of new images from ‘The Day After Tomorrow’!

The Day After Tomorrow: 20th Century Fox has provided us with tons of new images from the upcoming apocalypse, The Day After Tomorrow!

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The Orphanage to produce effects for ‘The Day After Tomorrow’

The Day After Tomorrow: According to Variety, The Orphanage, whose growing visual effects arm recently completed key sequences for Revolution Studios' Hellboy, has landed Fox's The Day After Tomorrow as its next project.

The Orphanage will complete more than 45 shots for the weather-run-amok disaster film, which bows May 28.

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